5 Most ANNOYING Chess Openings

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5 Chess Openings I HATE: London, Benko, Ruy Lopez, Catalan, and SemiSlav.


0:00 Intro
1:49 Opening 1 – LONDON
9:22 Opening 2 – CATALAN
15:15 Opening 3 – Ruy Lopez
20:15 Opening 4 – Benko
26:40 Opening 5 – Semislav


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  1. me being 650 and knowing the ruy lopez theory the most

  2. against the London i like to play more of the side lines with black with c5. similar to agadmators take on the London but with a lot of engine prep under my belt. i may make a video on it to start off my channel? who knows.

  3. If you see a queen's pawn opening, and you don't want to play against the london, I really like to play the Englund gambit. Its easy to memorise, and there are some tricky lines in it.

  4. i only play the pirc so i dont have to worry about any of this shit 😀

  5. No idea why Levy looks so handsome in this particular video but hey I’m not complaining.

  6. Levy: "Black wins in the Semislav 54% of the time, granted the data is littered w/ other games like 2100's"
    Gotham's Audience: "Bird's opening go unga-bunga" -7 Elo -> 450

    What i took out of this is that I should learn the Catalan & the semi-slav, feel like i have a massive brain and then blunder every game away from a theoretically winning position. Brilliant!

  7. could you do a video explaining ruy lopez?

  8. Well now IM gonna use it against opponents so thanks Gotham.

  9. Levy : I HATE the London System, I don't know how to react

    Also Levy : How to CRUSH the London System with these moves!

  10. when you castle you attack the knight with the rook on e1

  11. Most annoying is def when u learn 100 lines of theory complete 8 full courses of chessable and they do some random move like scholars mate 🤦🏽‍♂️

  12. Levy's respect for the thrilled or tapped R is always going unnoticed

  13. This is very bad you shouldn't have this much subs
    I am out

  14. I hate Spanish, Fried Liver and Catalan openings.

  15. Guys watch that anti mate in first 5 moves video called the traxler, i memorized it and got one game with 100% accuracy, 9 book moves and 3 great moves and won the game, the other guy accused me of cheating lol, you will love it this man is genius

  16. tbh though this is your perspective, and I dont think your opinions are all too valid, but nonetheless a good example for all non expert players.
    Basically, there are more anoying openings, but bc this is your video, you do you, and thats cool.

    And btw if anyone calls me out for this, I am ELO 2766 and USCF 2449 so I can say this about Levi based on my chess expierience

  17. I am currently playing the Spanish and I have ten game win streak. The opening works really well for me.

  18. Киностудия и кинофестиваль 22 ВЕК says:

    Against London: play modern g6 with d6, Nd7, e5, Nh6, Qe7 set-up – crush London players every game.

  19. Anyone know why the spanish is suddenly the fashionable opening

  20. Me personally, I hate the scandinavian. It's just too much pressure too early and you lose the center immediately.

  21. This endgame has been studied to the death 😂

  22. There's a book (actually, at least two) with a similar title: How To Survive and Beat Annoying Openings by Eric Schiller and John Watson.

  23. I’d watch the whole three hour video of the Ruy Lopez opening

  24. Why castling sucks it almosts hangs your king

  25. Omg middle finger to your berlin !! HAHAHAHAH 😂😅😆

  26. Sadly Levy I love the Ruy Lopez it is favorite opening with white.

  27. what's annoying is when people do a scholars mate but counter all of the queen attacks i do

  28. After his kick comments and the cynical "only money matters", it's clear he did the Mr beast thing for clout and nothing more

  29. How does a literal gm "never understand" the ruy lopez? Dont you need to know basically every variation of every known opening to become a GM? also he's saying he would never touch it with a 10-ft pole, might study it for leisure after he retires, and yet he seems to recite every variation of it

  30. I am an 1800 Elo and advanced player who hates playing against1.E5 2.Nc6, London System, 3.Bc4 Sicilian, Scandinavia Defence, and Dutch Defense

  31. Luckily I’m not good enough to open with Ruy Lopez

  32. One of my schoolmates plays the ruy lopez even if there isn't a knight to pin and a pawn is blocking a king, it just makes no sense

  33. With due all respect levy your perspective is intermediate and not professional before anyone get fooled

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